November 03, 2008

Thank God it's Monday!

Hectic weekend once again.

Anush laid out her clothes herself while I was fixing coffee in the kitchen- cool huh?

Friday, for Halloween, I carved the pumpkin ( kept it basic and neat) and we lit a glass with a candle inside, that way protecting the pumpkin for culinary use.

We went to the famous twins' birthday - Ojas Tejas. They looked really cute in their sherwanis but rather upset that they weren't being given the take away favours!! Anush thought Itchy aunty was wearing new footwear and had long hair- immediate qualifications to enter Anush's hall of fame:-) We had packed their gifts separately and Anush was fairly generous with the stickers she pasted on them.

Navy, at Anush's insistence ( and mine as well), took me to Westside and Landmark for "Diwali" shopping. Since I moaned that all had had new clothes to wear except me. So what if I keep buying clothes every other month almost and yet could not save one for the occasion.

Bought a few books each for all of us including White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, some kurtas including a gorgeous silk one and a couple of soft toys for Anush. As for White Tiger I hope the review in The Hindu's Literary review turns out untrue. :-) I saw the review after I bought the book.

We went to Navy's friend's movie- he is the camera person- Aegan- rather violent in parts but timepass. And Ajith looked cute despite his flab and there was a lot of it and he also carried off a greying stubble. Nayantara revealing clothes were completely inappropriate . So were Sushs's in Main Hoon Na but well..... I am glad we did not take Anush for it- too violent a movie during teh action sequences and too cold a theatre - Sathyam night show.

This issue of the new revamped Chandamama has Mister Muthu ( pg 30) in it. Pl grab your copy and do send in your comments to me. If positive put them up on this blog, else in private
by email okay? I also liked the illustrations that accompany it.


Blogeswari said...

Congratulations on Mister Muthu's debut in Chandamama. Will pick up a copy of it sometime this week and send you my feedback.

DC said...

Chandamama? Oh I love it... will see if I can get a copy of it...

And Aegan is violent is it? Sigh.. I thought it was some kind of comedy (!?). Wonder where I got that idea from! So there goes my plan of seeing a movie.. after ages..

Artnavy said...

blogeswari/ dc- thanks

dc- it is funny in parts but the mandatory fights( being an ajit movie) are gross

Mama - Mia said...


awesome work yet again art! i have to say that for every blogpost of yours! :D

and congrats on Mister muthu being published! will try and grab a copy soon!



Monika said...

Hey. That's a nice pumpkin you carved. Did not know of anyone who celebrated Halloween in India.

Artnavy said...

mama mia- ;-D

any excuse to celebrate shld be utilised- what say? btw they even host theme parties here for kids and fancy dress competetions in places like Vanilla Place!!

Jayashree said...

Congratulations on being published. Will pick up a copy of Chandamama as soon as I can.

Anonymous said...

simple and neat pumpkin carving.

GB said...

Glad to see Chandamama is getting some publicity here :) I hope many more of your readers grab copies!! And if you get any feedback on the magazine as such, please pass it on- good, bad, ugly!!

- SR

B o o said...

Whoa! You got published? The celebrity list is growing in mommy blogdom! ;) Remember me when I come to you for autograph, ok? Love the new template. And the pumpkin looks great. Is there anything you cant do? ;)

VJ said...

Revamped blog looks amazing !!!and so does the carved pumpkin.
Considering I cant get my hands on Chandamama, do you have any plans of scanning the page and adding on the blog?

Artnavy said...

boo/ vj/subha/ jayashree-
i take a bow- just a very small step towards little more educated writing

I must also thank visitor for letting me know that such an opportunity exists- i cant seem to get thru to her/ him

on the bckgrds go to the link at the top left corner- u will find many more

there is a lot of noise even in radio one on the chnadamam new look and relaunch- people just need some reminding- it has always been a loved book in "our" time
will send u feedback if i get any:-))

Sue said...

Hey, I love the new look!

I'll be in Madras for a week mid month. If I can't meet I'll call at least.

Artnavy said...

u coming on work?

we must meet

Itchingtowrite said...

hey congrats and loved the gifts anush- have saved the stickers

btw am I the only one who can't see the "post a comment " labels etc on the blog?

Artnavy said...

hey ithcy-
thanks- do buy a copy of chandamama okay

comments appear as "air your views"

maybe i will try to change the colour for better visibility

Choxbox said...

art, keep a copy for me okay, autographed and all. will take it when i come there.